Ganesh Cookbook

Mashed Potatoes

10 servings


10 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time


4 lb Potatoes (Russet)

4 Garlic

3 tbsp Salt

½ cup Unsalted Butter

¾ cup Milk

¾ tbsp Ground Black Pepper


Peel the potatoes, then cut them into equal-sized chunks and place in a large pot. Add garlic to the potatoes.

Fill the pot with enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.

While the potatoes are boiling, combine the milk and butter in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on High, stirring every 20 seconds, until the butter is melted, about 2 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and garlic, then transfer back to the warm pot. Set the heat to low and gently move the potatoes around for a minute to help dry off any excess water. Remove from heat and mash the potatoes to the desired consistency using a potato masher or wooden spoon.

Pour the hot milk mixture in while gently mixing the mashed potatoes.

Season with rest of salt and pepper.

Ready to serve.


Serving Size



234 kcal

Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

3.4 g

Trans Fat

0.4 g


27 mg


717 mg

Total Carbohydrate

33 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

2 g


4 g

10 servings


10 minutes

active time

25 minutes

total time
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